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Edward Everett
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Address of Hon. Edward Everett, at the consecration of the National cemetery at Gettysburg, 19th November, 1863: with the dedicatory speech of President Lincoln, and the other exercises of the occasion, accompanied by an account of the origin of the undertaking ... and by a map of the battle-field and a plan of the cemetery (1864 edition)
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That a great battle must soon be fought no one could doubt; but, in the apparent and perhaps real absence of plan on the part of Lee, it was impossible to foretell the precise scene of the encounter.  - Edward Everett
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Born: April 11, 1794

Died: January 15, 1865 (aged 70)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Statesman, politician, educator

Bio: Edward Everett was an American politician and educator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of Massachusetts, Minister to Great Britain, and United States Secretary of State. He also taught at Harvard University and served as president of Harvard.

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